Information to CHISA 2004 Congress Participants arriving in Prague
CHISA 2004 Congress venue:
The CHISA 2004 Congress is taking place in the building of the CzechTechnical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering (in Czech: ČVUT - Fakulta stavební, address: Thákurova 7, 166 29 Praha 6 - Dejvice
). The building can be reached from Metro line A - Metro station Dejvická (underground railway) by walking through Šolínova and Technická streets in 10 min (see Congress map).
Congress Opening Ceremony
will take place i n the Prague Municipal House (Obecní dům) on Sunday 22 August at 20 hrs. The Municipal House is located at Metro station Náměstí Republiky, line B. Admission is only on invitation cards which will be gained upon registration for the Congress. Those arriving late on Sunday evening and unable to register are asked to present their business cards.
Registration on arrival and Congress Office at the Congress venue:
Opening hours: Saturday 21 August 14-20 hrs. Sunday 22 August 10-19 hrs. Monday through Thursday 8-17 hrs. All additional payments of Congress fees, ordered Services and accommodation requests ordered through the CHISA 2004 Accommodation Service, should be negotiated and paid only in the Congress Office.
In Hotels/Hostels pay only extra services (extra meals, telephones, parking etc.).
The currency in the Czech Republic is the Czech Crown (CZK). Exchange rate depends on exchange office and current exchange rate. On 21 July the following rates could be gained: for 1 EUR 32 CZK, for 1 USD approx. 26 CZK. In shops foreign currency is generally not accepted, however, there are numerous exchange booths all over Prague.
Upon arrival accommodate first. At the Hotels/Hostels lists of persons accommodated by the CHISA 2004 Accommodation Service will be available at the Reception. Announce your name and you will be accommodated (do not make any acc.payments at the Hotel/Hostel). If on Sunday 22 August you have enough time go to the Congress Office and register, if you are late please go directly to the Congress Opening Ceremony. You can register during Monday.
Service at the airport:
Please note that in the arrival hall there will be a Congress stand of CHISA 2004 where you can meet our person who can help you with gaining information on your transport and arrival to your Hotel/Hostel or the Congress venue. This person can also help you with calling a taxi for you.
Transport from airport:
Public bus No. 119
to Metro station Dejvická (22 min, 12 km). The bus goes from 4.18 - 23.38 daily. Time interval is 10 - 20 min. To the bus station go from exit of airport hall over road. Price for bus ticket 12 CZK. Bus tickets can be bought in newspaper stand at Airport Arrival Hall. Ticket should be available also in the bus (with additional charge). Unfortunately neither public bus nor microbus stops at Hotel Krystal, which is on way to Dejvická, 7 km from airport. Cheapest way to Hotel Krystal is to go to Dejvická by bus No. 119 and back by tram No. 26 to Tram station Nad Džbánem.
Airport taxi service:
White taxis standing outside Airport exit. Stand also in the Arrival Hall. Tel.: (+420) 220113892. Price from Airport to Dejvice, Congress venue, Masarykova Kolej or Hotel Diplomat about 450 - 500 CZK, to Hotel Pyramida is about 500 CZK, to Hotel Krystal 400 CZK to hotel Zlatá Praha and hotel Praha about 500 CZK, Kajetánka hostel 400 CZK.
Airport microbus CEDAZ service
(white microbuses). During daytime microbuses depart every half hour to Dejvická - price 60 CZK. Microbuses can also be hired anytime, 1 - 4 persons to one hotel or Congress site 480 CZK, 4 - 8 persons 960 CZK.
Taxi service inside Prague:
City taxi approx. 30 CZK basic price plus 25 CZK/km. You should better be careful before hiring a taxi and should ask about the price beforehand. Reliable taxi service is AAA
(English speaking operators). The basic price is 25 CZK plus 21,9 CZK/km, 4 CZK for 1 min. of waiting. AAA taxis can be summoned at tel. nos.: 14014 or 233113311 or mobile nos.: 602331133 or 603331133 or 777331133. Will usually come in 10 min at no extra charge. Service at hotel/hostel reception will summon taxi.
Public transport system:
3 Underground - Metro lines A, B and C, trams and busses. To City centre from Metro station Dejvická to Metro station Muzeum (Václavské náměsti) takes about 6 min.
Important note: Upon registration at the Congress the Participants and their Registered Accompanying Persons will receive name tags which will allow them to travel in Prague public transport system (Metro, buses and trams) free of charge from 22-26 August.
Take this into account and do not buy the tickets except of those necessary for your transport to your Hotel and Congress venue. Also please note that some buses or trams can have their routes changed because of some summer repair works.Please follow the information on the Bus and Tram Stations.
Recommended guarded Underground car parking
in Studentská street, Praha 6 - close to the Congress venue, ( tel: (+420) 224324636) 25 CZK/hour or 920 CZK for first 3 days, from the 4th day 130 CZK/day. Hotel Diplomat: guarded underground car park. Hotel Zlatá Praha: free car park in courtyard. Hotel Krystal: underground car park. The Masarykova Hostel: unguarded parking in front of Hostels not recommended, Hotel Praha: outside parking including garage parking.
Transport from Hotels/Hostels to Metro station Dejvická
(and then 10 min walk to Congress venue). Diplomat Hotel:
5-10 min walk directly to Congress venue. Krystal Hotel:
15 min by tram No. 20 and 26 . Masaryk Hostel:
3 min walk directly to Congress venue. Hotel Zlatá Praha:
3 min by bus No. 131 (3 bus stops) to station "Santinka" and 7 min walk to Congress site., Hotel Praha:
10 min. walk to tram no. 20, 26 and then two stations to Metro station Dejvická or 20 min. walk directly to Congress venue, Hotel Pyramida:
10 min. by bus No. 143, 149 or 217.
To Dejvická from railway stations:
Main Railway Station:
Take the tram no. 26, which is 100 meters from the railway station building on the right side. The direction is to Divoká Šárka, get off at the station Dejvická. Railway station Praha Holešovice:
By Metro to station Muzeum, change the line to line A and then go to station Dejvická (terminal station).
Check-in in hotels:
Since in most hotels rooms will be freed only during morning,check-in might be possible only after 14h.
When travelling to the Czech Republic Participant should have an international health insurance.
Beware of thieves and pickpockets!
When travelling in Prague just as in other big Capitals take great care of your belongings. Don't leave baggage unattended, in crowded transport systems beware of pickpockets.
At the end of August mild summer temperatures can be expected (20 to 30 degrees C), however, occasional rainy showers and cooler weather are possible. (Information given without responsibility)